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Shop Work: The Fabulous 50

We Poll Our Readers for Their Picks of the 50 Best Sports Cars of All Time.

Restoration & Renovation: 8 Steps to Clean That Engine Bay

Who says engines have to spend their lives in dirty, oily surroundings?

Columns: Buy & Sell: Today’s 5 Hottest Deals

In the best cases, you can actually get paid for owning your car.

Buyer's Guides: Tech Tips: Datsun 240Z

Find out what to look for when buying or owning one of our favorite Datsuns.

Columns: 50 Years of BRE

The 50-year anniversary of BRE brings great stories from the team's past.

Buyer's Guides: Window Shopper: Datsun 240Z

A buyer's guide for the definitive Z-car.

Features: Datsun Rising: Peter Brock on the BRE Datsun 240Z

Peter Brock and His A-List Racing Team Helped Nissan Establish a Foothold in America With Their Winning Datsun 240Z.

News and Notes: Choice Views From the Japanese Classic Car Show

Photos from the 2017 Japanese Classic Car Show.

Buyer's Guides: Tech Tips: Datsun 510

The Datsun 510 showed the world that Japan could build a sports sedan. Fifty years later, it remains a solid cult classic.

Features: Persistence of Time: Datsun 240Z

The Ups, Downs and Eventual Success of One Man's Z-Car Ownership.

News and Notes: John Morton's Legendary Racing Career

Honored Guest at This Year's Mitty

Features: Nissan's Motorsports Milestones

Nissan's competition roots go back almost as par back as the company itself.

Buyer's Guides: Window Shopper: Datsun Roadster

Classic looks from an unlikely suspect.

Features: Rally-Ho: The Perfect Vintage Rally Car at Any Budget

No matter where you decide to travel, the right motorized companion can make the trip better.

Features: Small-Bore Sedan Racing: Big Back in the Day, Just as Big Today

Fifty years ago, small-bore sedan racing exploded upon the professional and amateur scenes. Today multiple groups keep small-bore racing’s flame alive from coast to coast. They’re also having a lot of fun in the process.

Buyer's Guides: Your First Race Car: 12 Excellent Vintage Vehicles for Beginners

Answering a Popular Question: What Is the Best Car for the Beginning Vintage Racer?

Datsun project cars

1970 240Z

This 240Z is what we’d call a survivor. It sports the original paint and is largely unmolested. Since our plan is to keep the patina and originality of the car ...

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Datsun Readers' Rides

May 15, 2010 by Daryl
Datsun 1600 Roadster

A fun ride with lots of updating: 280ZX 15" wheels with 185/65/15 rubber, Engine bored/stroked to 1800cc, Megasquirt EFI and Ford EDIS ignition, '92 240SX 5 spd adapted with diesel ...

Apr 18, 2011 by jimmy
1970 Datsun 1600

Photo was taken while driving our 1970 Datsun on a Labor Day vacaction. This 1600 is a three owner car. It has only 42,000 miles and nearly all of its ...

May 15, 2010 by zonker01
1966 Datsun 1600 Roadster race car

Bought new in 1966, converted to race car in 1967. Land O'Lakes Regional Champion 1971, competed at SCCA National Championships 1998

Jul 16, 2009 by racerdave600
1971 Datsun 1971 240Z

I looked for several years before I bought this one from a local club member. It looks worse than it is, as the only rot in the car is under ...

Jan 22, 2011 by cfg240z
Datsun 240z

A Series I 240Z , came off the line 10/70 #11137. Fairly stock and original, aside from the panasports, tokico adjustables, and other suspension bits. Love reading about the Classic ...

Jun 11, 2011 by wavemux
1973 Datsun 240Z

Mostly original 1973 Datsun 240Z. 78,000 miles. I am the 2nd caretaker of this car which, believe it or not, spent 90% of it's original life in lovely salt laden ...

Jan 22, 2011 by bre240z
1971 Datsun 240Z

This is my 1971 240Z. It has the original 2.4 liter inline six, and is mostly stock with a few enhancements to performance and braking (Tokico lowering springs and HP ...

Mar 16, 2010 by ww
Datsun 240Z

After nearly 4 and a half years, my project is almost complete! Spent nearly 6 months on the "rotisserie"...

Feb 11, 2010 by rjracin240
1972 Datsun 240Z

Trip Mikuni 40's all urethane bushinngs Koni's all corners AZ Z Car springs LSD JDM 5 spd Header 2.5 Exhaust

Jan 22, 2011 by Woolly1
1973 Datsun 240z

The picture looks pretty good, but then I had this bright idea of creating my dream and painting her up as a BRE Tribute road car. I decided I should ...

Jan 22, 2011 by oldskoolZ
1970 Datsun 240z

VIN number 1382 white exterior and rare blue interior. I searched for more than 16 years for a clean rustfree 70 240z. I wanted the color combo from seeing them ...

Jan 22, 2011 by Eatroad
1970 Datsun 240z

Currently undergoing partial restoration.

Sep 24, 2010 by DaveC
1972 Datsun 240Z

Purchased in November of 2009 from the family of the original owner in Georgia. The car arrived about 50% in boxes as a roller-slash-storage shed. I bought it because it ...

Oct 20, 2010 by speedgato
1970 Datsun 240z

A 1970 Datsun 240z 3.0 liter, tripple Weber Carbs, Ground Control Coil-overs, Tokico springs, Illumina struts, Design Products camber plates, carbon fiber wheel flares, Compomotive 15x8 front and 15x9 rear ...

Feb 28, 2011 by PeterZ
1971 Datsun 240Z

This is my 240Z racecar. It's a former SCCA ITC car that has been used for autocross and time trail events the last few years. It will be for sale ...

Sep 14, 2010 by DaveC
1976 Datsun 280Z

I’ve been working on this car since 1989. It was stock, but now it has: 1983 L28ET Turbo Motor, TO4B Super-V turbo, Spearco Intercooler, Megasquirt-II engine management MaegaView Parameter Display, ...

Feb 21, 2011 by ggarrard
1976 Datsun 280Z

Brakes, springs, swaybars etc to make it a play toy

May 15, 2010 by Autech510
1971 Datsun 510

'72 510, purchased bone stock from original owner in '84. Converted to an SR20DE w/6-speed. 280ZX brakes, Quaife LSD, CV half shafts, Lots of suspension mods. Fun car.

Jul 22, 2010 by nestormoya
Datsun 510

GENERAL · Original Owner: Néstor Moya, Miami, Florida. · Never restored, but new paint and all new body rubber in 2003. · All maintenance / modifications performed by owner. · ...

Jul 16, 2009 by rjracin240
1970 Datsun 510

Full cage 13X9 revoluiton's coilovers w/Konis up front gabriel adjustable E's in the back!!! 44 mikunis LSD Datsun Comp header 21/4" mandrel exhaust

Dec 31, 2010 by nestormoya2
1969 Datsun 510

This 510 launched Moya Motorsports in 2009 (visit us at It is the only racecar of the four 510s we own. See nestormoya's 510, owned since new, also featured ...

Oct 31, 2011 by FlyingOP
1972 Datsun 510 2dr

A four year project. All work was done by me except a new wind shield and headliner. Powered by an L20b w/SUs, bored .040, a reground cam for more torque, ...

Apr 18, 2011 by Lionel
1972 Datsun 510 Wagon

Daily-Driver, "Arrest-Me-Red" paint, 280-ZX 5-spd, & wheels. Owned since 1984. Stock engine, with downdraft Weber carb. For over 20 years, it's been my "Camper-Special" at Sebring, sleeping in it for ...

Jul 16, 2011 by troyt
1971 Datsun 510 Wagon

B-Sedan vintage race car. L20, 5 speed, IRS. Thanks to Nissan Parts Warehouse and The Moore Speed Co. More at

Aug 01, 2010 by Eatroad
1973 Datsun 620

Fun. You would not believe how many coments I get on this truck.

Mar 15, 2010 by dlanier
1974 Datsun B-210 Racer

Full tube frame purpose built GT-L racer. Right-hand drive, Hewland MK-9 dog engagement 5 speed gearbox and speedway quick change. 1.4 liter pushrod, dry sump engine making approx 170 hp ...

Apr 12, 2010 by DatsunRdstrNut
1969 Datsun SRL 311 (2000 Rdstr)

mostly stock, SU carbs, header, elec ignition, rollbar now installed. upcoming projects: front springs (comp), complete the missing interior bits, re-spray (same color)

Datsun Ran When Parked

Found a Datsun in Appleton, WI on Sept. 28, 2009

1974 Datsun 260Z, no engine or tranny, good seats and most instruments. Damage to left front. Gibson’s Wrecking county road II

Found a Datsun in NW, OH on Sept. 12, 2010

down the road from the MGA

Found a Datsun in Rochester, NY on April 17, 2011

Early Datsun 240Z. Spotted in Rochester, NY. Amazingly, it looks like it is a driver! Don’t see many of these anymore, let alone in this rough of shape and still driving.

Found a Datsun in Whittier, NC on May 4, 2011

1970 Datsun 240Z. Tired looking.

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